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Iron Thunder Saloon Hickory

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2022 13th Avenue Dr SE
Hickory, NC 28602 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (828) 322-5080
Cuisine: Bar Food, American
Neighborhood: Hickory

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Accepts Credit Cards


Good for Kids




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$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)


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review_stars 06/17/2014 - shadow
went to iron thunder today and ate wings. servers were so nice and on top of there stuff. they have awesome wings on Monday night. the server informed me that there was .15 cent peel and eat shrimp tomorrow (Tuesday) . I will definitely be there for that. thanks thunder for making my familys experience awesome

review_stars 10/06/2011 - BikerChick78
What a dive!!!! I am a very confident person and have no qualms about having my husband being around good looking women, but this place really takes the proverbial cake. The waitress practicly shoved her "assets" into my husband's face while he was trying to look at the menu. She even had the nerve to turn her back to me and ask him "what will she have?" Every time she came to the table, she was touching and rubbing on him. I'm guessing she was fishing for a good tip, little did she know that I was the one paying. She did not ackknowledge my presence the entire time we were there. If we wanted to see T&A, we would have went to a classier establishment than this. Hell, I would pay for the lap dance!!!!! If you are a female and you like being totally ignored while some "lady" rubs all over your man...then this is the place for you. When I tried to complain to the manager about the behavior of the waitress...I was told that if I didn't like it, I could leave. And I did. ON my harley!!!!!!! We won't go back.

review_stars 08/21/2011 - Retired Iron Thunder Mayor!
I started going to IT right after it opened. The staff was great! Bartenders, waitresses, bouncers,OWNERS & the people who came there! It was like another family! Everyone knew everyone & even if you didn't like them, you all kept it civil. The staff took care of & backed up each other!!! The owners where always there & actually enjoyed talking with their customers! Customers that were not just biker trash with a dollar in their pocket, but some they got to be close friends with.
Its just pathetic that now a place I use to call home is just a place to go because there is no where else!

review_stars 07/09/2011 - Self-confident female
I love this place! My husband and I go there quite often and they know both our names and what we drink, not just his. The girls and very sweet, friendly, and quite fun if you actually give them a chance instead of judging them on the fact that they are wearing lingerie. I am both confident in myself and in my man, so I'm not offended by the outfits or worried about him when I'm not around. If you are worried about taking your man there cause the girls might try to "steal" him, maybe it's your lack of confidence and trust that is the real issue. They are there just trying to make a living like the rest of us, would you rather them be collecting un-employment? Obviously the place just isn't for everyone, but as for us, we love it. The service is always great, food very good and consistent, beer is cold, and it's always a fun place. If you haven't been there in a while, give it another try. You won't be disappointed!!

review_stars 02/21/2011 - Amanda
Iron Thunder is one of my favorite places to go. The people and food is amazing. I love it there.

review_stars 02/21/2011 - Kate
The food is always great and the waitresses are friendly and eager to serve. Its my favotite place in town.

review_stars 11/14/2010 - KISSGIRL
I began going to Iron Thunder Saloon shortly after it opened. I was not a regular by any means, but would occasionally meet there with friends for lunch or dinner. We loved the juke box. It was a nice place to go. It seemed they were trying hard to make this biker bar a place everyone would want to hang out. The food was better than standard bar food, and always hot and fresh.
Iron Thunder closed recently for remodeling and such. Upon reopening the class was gone. The menu had changed a little, and they now have a happy hour appetizer special. They had fired the males that once worked there. Management demanded that the employees wear scantily clad attire themed differently for each day. The remodel did not include replacing the top of the bar that had burns on it.
The Iron Thunder is still a bar where middle-aged and older men hang out. For me, I have no desire to go back again. I am a very open minded woman, but at the same time I like to frequent a bar with a little class. If I want women in lingerie to serve me I will go to a strip club. Did they stop to think that their female patrons might appreciate being served by attractive males, too? Iron Thunder Saloon has lost its appeal for me. Gone is the place where anyone could go to have food, drinks, and to just relax. Iron Thunder has lost what made it great to begin with. Class.

review_stars 08/18/2010 - Wolfnatas
This has been my favorite local bar for about 5 years now. Management changed hands a year ago, and now the food is much improved and they've got a daily "costume" change for the workers. Lingerie day, Bikini Day, etc.. My girlfriend now calls it "the whore bar" and wont go anymore, but I like it better than ever. ;) Time to furnish the dog house.

To the other people posting complaints about service, I haven't had any problems. I used to always get handed a beer before it was empty when Nikki was the bartender, but the new chix tend to wait till you're out before bringing you one. Meh. No biggie. The place is definitely less family friendly than it used to be, but then again they've always had scantily clad chix plastered on the walls and ceiling, so I really don't see what all the fuss is about.

oh and don't forget to try the crab balls, or crab cake sandwich. No filler, all crab meat, very tasty.

review_stars 08/14/2010 - No Name
Been there 2 times never agaian got this scanky watress Chyerl. Talk about working for tips she rubded all over my man. If we want to go to strip club we would.... no five star that forsure.... her false teeth and all

review_stars 06/19/2010 - corley
We were treated as we were family when we walked in. the girls are lovely. they always have our beer ready and waiting for us when they see our car pull in. they have worked really hard to keep this place up and running. whoever came up with the idea to do bikinis and chaps. brilliant. that makes it feel like more of a biker bar. I LOVE THIS BAR...YEEEEE HAWWWWW..

review_stars 05/12/2010 - Awesome!!
I Think this place is killer,the girls are hot,the food is good,ten cent shrimp and girls wearing lingerie on Tuesday,whoever thought that up brilliant,hats off. If you don't want to be around that environment,simple don't go,as for me I Love the Place!!

review_stars 05/11/2010 - Mack Beard

review_stars 04/22/2010 - no good anymore
I ride motorcycles. Me and my friends use to love riding and stopping in after for a beer and some good food. Now.. we feel like we might as well be at some kind of strip bar or something. I mean..if that's what i wanted to see, i'd go to a stip joint. totally disgusting!!
we have since taken our business elsewhere. And the food sucks now.

review_stars 04/09/2010 - billy achor
my sister in law works there as a bar tender and shes raising 7 month old twins. shes been there since the bar opened up and the new owner makes the girls wear that stuff they hate doing it but when they need the money theyll stay so take ur redneck brothel and shove it

review_stars 03/21/2010 - DIscusted customer
This once nice biker bar , with pleasant bartenders, who knew your name and what you liked to drink when you walked in the door has been sold and is now nothing more than a brothel!The women who own and work there hang their manufactured breasts out and almost flop them on the serving table in front of men and women , forget orders, then bring you the wrong order when you ask for it, while putting on shows for the stupid men in the bar and ignoring the female customers orders.Sickening ! I would not take my man there .

review_stars 02/01/2009 - MenuPix User
Food is good, waiteresses are redneck. Staff can't handle conflict well at all!

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